Thurston County facilities are now open to the public with restrictions, including maintaining physical distancing of at least six feet at all times and, per the Washington State Secretary of Healthís face covering order wearing a cloth face covering or mask. If you come to county facilities, please be prepared for potentially long wait times or lines due to distancing guidelines. We continue to encourage residents to access county services online, by phone, by email, or through the use of drop boxes located outside of county buildings.
The availability of remote services vary by office and department.

Click here for office and department contact information
Click here for information on COVID-19


Hours of operation are 9 am to 5 pm. In response to COVID-19, citizens should call ahead if they need to visit the office.

The Mission of the Thurston County Coroner


Gary Warnock
Thurston County Coroner

The difficult and complicated work of medicolegal death investigation is done with the intention of providing thoughtful and caring attention to the circumstances, time and causes of death to those who die within the jurisdiction of the Thurston County Coronerís Office.

Representatives of the Coronerís Office offer compassionate support to individuals and family members at the scene and/or upon notification of a death, and provide complete and comprehensive investigative documentation to ascertain an accurate determination of cause and manner of death.

At all hours of the day or night, under rigorous weather conditions, and in the face of complicated emotions, the Thurston County Coronerís Office brings empathy and understanding to the challenges of medicolegal death investigation for the citizens of Thurston County and the community at large.